Course type: Painting Week 7 nights
June 7-14 2019
Friday pm- Friday am .
Suitability: All levels
Fee: Friday pm- Friday am residential - £790-EARLY BIRD-£740 if booked by 30 November 2018 Non-resident -£580. Non-painting partner sharing room - £420
A Painting Holiday Course in beautiful Devon, learning to paint scenery and gardens. By late June, the countryside is full of vibrant colour and life and gardens have reached a peak of foliage and flower display. We include visits to beautiful gardens and scenic spots in Devon and Exmoor which offer both close up subjects and longer views to sketch and paint, together with studio sessions to introduce and practice painting skills. This is a 7 night course, running from Friday afternoon until Friday morning, giving a full day of extra painting time. There is one free afternoon for you to explore the local area. There is time to learn skills for working outdoors and composing a picture with a gradual introduction to working from outdoor subjects, and the extra day option allows more time for developing your finished work. The course covers sketching, tonal values and composition, negative painting and colour mixing. Students bring their preferred choice of painting medium and receive individual advice on use of materials and painting skills; you may wish to use the opportunity to try out a new medium with a tutor to guide you.
Materials Please bring sketching materials including charcoal, sketchbook, and watercolour or pastel equipment according to preference. Also recommended- protective clothing for painting, suitable footwear and clothes for outside work, including waterproofs. Digital camera. Folding stool if needed.
More detailed information about materials and equipment is sent out shortly before the course. You may already have all you need to get the most out of your holiday - we encourage you to contact the artist for more advice, so that you donít leave behind things that you will find useful, and to avoid expensive purchases which may prove unnecessary.
Other costs Student's lunch/refreshments on longer outdoor visits. We are surrounded by beautiful gardens and scenery including National Trust properties, so bring your membership card if you have one.
Catherine Stott is a painter and mosaicist who has exhibited a wide range of landscape and garden subjects as well as paintings inspired by other art forms. Artist in residence at Hexham Abbey 2005 and at Morpeth Gathering 2007/8, she holds the R.H.S. Certificate in Horticulture, and has taught with poets and storytellers
Accommodation and travel.
Courses are based at the Artist's house and Studio in Bampton, near Tiverton, Devon. The holiday is fully residential in our AA 4 star accommodation, and nearby holiday cottage. The residential price includes single occupancy accommodation, breakfast, evening meal (except Tuesday) and lunches except on days out. The non-resident price includes all meals as above except for breakfast.
Bampton is 12 miles from M5 junction 27 and from main line train services at Tiverton Parkway, with direct trains to many locations (e.g. London Paddington- 2hours, Birmingham New Street 2.25 hours). We can arrange to collect students travelling by train or coach from Tiverton Parkway Rail Station or Tiverton Coach Station.